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  • ARAB WORLD: Protests in Algeria and Yemen draw inspiration from Tunisia uprising

     
    Activists in Yemen, Jordan, Algeria and even Albania took to the streets this weekend demanding democratic reforms in their countries. Some expressed explicit support for the Tunisian people, calling for similar uprisings in their own countries. Others...
  • Richard Holbrooke's diplomatic memoir

     
    Richard Holbrooke, who died today, wrote an important diplomatic memoir, To End A War, about his involvement in Bosnia....
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know; Dinner Omelet, Best Bronzing Products, Back To School : Kindle Rental...

    5 Things It's Good To Know; Dinner Omelet, Best Bronzing Products, Back To School : Kindle Rental...
    1. Omelet for supper a quick, filling treat An omelet for supper is a perfect end-of-week meal when the refrigerator is bare. All you need are a few eggs and some leftovers. And though puffy French omelets are impressive, and those incredible...
  • Senior Travel: Railpass or no railpass?

    If you're heading for Europe this summer -- and plan to travel around while you're there -- you may be considering some form of railpass. Before you buy, however, take a close look at all your alternatives. The variety of pass options is staggering: 27...
  • History never quite ends

    The European Union and the United Nations, as well as globalization and advanced technology, were all supposed to trump age-old cultural, geographical and national differences and bring people together. But for all the high-tech veneer of the 21st...
  • Greece is the word in white wines for summer

    A few months ago, a wine made its way into my glass that was so far outside my wheelhouse it haunted me long after the bottle was empty. It was a Greek wine, a terse, piney Roditis called Petra made by Kir-Yianni winery from a region called Florina, in...
  • Justice is the key to peace in Darfur

    The arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last week demonstrates that justice is possible. Far from being the political leader he styled himself as, Karadzic, who has been indicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, is now just a...
  • PASSINGS: Patriarch Pavle, Paul Wendkos

    PASSINGS: Patriarch Pavle, Paul Wendkos
    Patriarch Pavle Serbia's Orthodox leader Patriarch Pavle, 95, who led Serbia's Orthodox Church and called for peace and conciliation during the Balkan ethnic conflicts of the 1990s but stopped short of openly condemning Serb nationalism, died in his...
  • Gustavo De La Vina dies at 70; former U.S. Border Patrol chief

    Gustavo De La Vina dies at 70; former U.S. Border Patrol chief
    Gustavo De La Vina, a former U.S. Border Patrol chief who worked to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the country, has died. He was 70. De La Vina died Monday in the Balkan nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he worked as a private advisor, said...
  • Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth

    Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth
    So let's get this straight. A guy in the raspberry business from western Serbia smashes and grabs his way through a heist eight time zones away in Tokyo and scoots off past shopping centers and sushi bars with a $31-million necklace known as the...
  • Sarah Palin's TEA Party: A third party?

     
    by Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......